Staff

Dayna Isaacs-Waroe – President / Coach

Dayna began her coaching career in 1978 at Starlettes Gymnastics in New Jersey. At that time, she had 3 elite gymnasts attend Championships of the USA. In the 80s she moved to Southern Florida to coach at American Twisters where she trained girls of all ages and levels, up through elite. In 2007, Brown’s Gymnastics Las Vegas began an elite program. In less than one year they qualified their first USA National Team Member. Brown’s Gymnastics Las Vegas now offers 2 a day workouts for those athletes hoping to qualify elite. Over the course of Dayna’s career she has had numerous athletes receive full college scholarships. Dayna attended the University of Maryland, majoring in Physical Education. She currently owns and operates Brown’s Gymnastics Las Vegas. She is married to John Waroe and is mom to step-daughter Mackenzie & daughter Hailey.  She has two grandchildren, McKenna and Maddie.

Wendy Mcgee –Head Coach

Wendy has been coaching team at Browns for the past 16 years.  In that time the program has produced several state, regional, and national champions.  As head coach, Wendy manages a team of 185 young gymnasts and leads a staff of a dozen team coaches.  Wendy began coaching in Northern California before moving to Las Vegas in 1977.  Prior to coaching she was a competitive gymnast from 1976 to 1984. After her career as a gymnast, she continued to compete in multiple sports.  She was involved with a traveling acrobatic team, track and field, marathon running, and body building competitions. With the belief that physical abilities are the cornerstone of all sport, Wendy has excelled in every sport she has attempted.  Wendy is also the proud mother of two boys, Anthony and Keith. She is also USAG safety certified as well as First Aid certified.

Kyle Khou -  Optional Team coach

Kyle’s credentials are extensive for a young coach and will continue to grow. Kyle was a gymnast himself for over 10 years and comes from South Jordan, Utah. He was a Level 10 State Floor Champion and became a Regional and National Qualifier. Kyle has been coaching since 2006 and has broad experience on Bars, Floor and Vault. He has already help generate 3 college scholarships, 3 Elite Qualifiers, and many event and All-Around champions at the State, Regional, National and Elite Levels. We are excited to have Kyle and his positive energy at Browns.

Jenifer Hart –Head Compulsory Coach/Judge

Jenifer began her gymnastics career at the age of 4 and competed through the age of 16. Jenifer has been coaching for several years in Las Vegas and began coaching at Brown’s in 2010. She currently coaches the Levels 4,5,7,8 and Xcel teams. Jenifer is a level 3-8 Judge and has received both her USAG safety certification and First Aid certification. She is also the proud mom of a Freshman Gymnast at Arizona State University.

Paul McAloon - Recreational Program Director

Paul started gymnastics as a young child and received a scholarship to University of North Carolina. He has over 40 years experience coaching from beginners to Elite and was one of the founders of the North Carolina Junior Olympic Program. Throughout his coaching career, Paul has coached at top gyms in North Carolina, Texas and Florida. He was also the Program Director at Browns Gymnastics Houston, which was the largest gymnastics school at the time, and the home of Olympic Champion Carly Patterson. He has also helped coach 50+ gymnasts achieve college scholarships, as well as help girls reach the Regional, National and Elite levels. In 2012, Paul was inducted into the Region 8 Hall of Fame.

Kate Underwood – Coach/Judge

Kate began her gymnastics career at the age of 4 and went on to become a competitive optional gymnast. At the age of 13, she transitioned to diving and went on to compete for the University of Nebraska on a diving scholarship. Kate returned to her roots and began coaching in 1995. Kate is currently coaching our level 4-8 girls, as well as the All Stars and Jr Pre-team developemental programs. She is a level 3-8 Judge and the proud mom of 5, including 2 competitive gymnasts,  1 competitive diver, 1 daughter in track, and 1 son in karate.  She is also USAG safety certified and First Aid certified.

Tehani Douglas– Coach

Tehani graduated from Southern Utah University in 2008, where she competed for four years on a full-ride gymnastics scholarship. Her love for athletics led her to graduate summa cum laude in athletic training. She is also certified in CPR and first aid. Before college, she competed for Olympus School of Gymnastics in Utah under Mary Wright. She was a Junior International Elite Qualifier and competed at the 2000 U.S. Classic. She was also a member of the 2000 Junior Olympic National Team. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in dance, choreography, and performance. Tehani has a deep passion for the sport of gymnastics. She appreciates the values and lessons she has learned as an athlete and enjoys passing on those same life values to the next generation of gymnasts. Tehani currently coaches our level 4-7 teams. She is USAG safety certified and first aid certified.

Bailey Pendley – Coach

Bailey will be coaching our pre-team and compulsory athletes. She was a former Browns athlete where she was a 4 year level 10 gymnast before receiving a scholarship to Southern Utah University. During her level 10 career at Browns, she was a 3 time Vault and Floor State Champion as well as a two time All Around State Champion. Bailey also became a Level 10 Regional Floor Champion and qualified to JO Nationals. In 2010, she was a Western Athletic Conference Team Champion, named second team all WAC on vault, and earned WAC honors for academics. Bailey met her now husband at Southern Utah University and together they have two beautiful boys.  Bailey is the head coach of our level 3 program and our TOPs program. She is USAG safety certified and first aid certified.

Neli Sabeva – Coach

and raised in Bulgaria. I started training sports acrobatic and gymnastics at 5 years old. Joined the Bulgarian national team at 10 years old. Won 2 world championships and European championships .At age 15 I joined the circus performing teterboard, aerial acts,handstand balance, Russian swing. I started coaching gymnastics and sports acrobatic at 19 years old when I was performing for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bayley Circus.
Gymnastics and Sports Acrobatic are my passion. I love coaching and more than anything I love to pass on all the knowledge and experience I have gained from my years.
She is Safety and first Aid Certified

Stephanie Furstahl– Coach

Stephanie was born in Hungary. She moved to Las Vegas in 2013 from Sydney Australia where she received her business and management diploma and coached the National Aerobic Gymnastics Team in Sydney (AUS) . She started with gymnastics when she was 3 years old back in Hungary and from gymnastics she transformed to Aerobic Gymnastics which is a part of FIG Gymnastics (with only floor routine) when she was 10 years old. She was representing Hungary in the European and World Aerobics Gymnastics Championships and became a Champion.
She is a certified 200RYT , TRX , Pilates , Bootcamp and kids classes instructor. She is the only certified Sport Aerobics coach in Nevada. Her goal is to bring families together and make a happy healthy family as teaching the kids how to live a life they love.  Stephanie coaches our level 3 team. She is USAG safety certified and first aid certified

Daria Chamanskaia- Coach

Daria is a Compulsory and Xcel coach. Daria was on the Russian National Team from 1992-1995 and was a 7 time Russian National Champion! After her illustrious gymnastics career Daria performed in numerous shows which include, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus tour, Disney seas little mermaid, Anti Gravity Tour, and Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE. She is USAG safety certified and first aid certified.

Nate Laurent – Coach

Nate was most recently the trampoline and tumbling head coach at the Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy of Connecticut.  He also coached vault and bars for level 3-9.  In his position at the Academy he was responsible for implementing a strength and conditioning program, developing weekly lesson plans, and traveled and coached level 3-9′s at competitions.  Prior to coaching at the academy, Nate was the boys coach at Chelsea Piers.  As a Class 1 (currently level 10) gymnast, Nate was a state and regional vault champion.  Nate coaches our level 2-5 teams.  He is USAG safety certified and first aid certified.

Anna Mallardi – Coach

Anna and husband Nate relocated to Las Vegas from Connecticut. Anna was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and competed collegiately at Southern Connecticut State University.  At SCSU she earn a BA degree in Art Education. After college she was an assistant coach at the University of Bridgeport.  In Connecticut, at Chelsea Piers Gymnastics, Anna was the Gymnastics team coordinator and helped to develop a competitive team from the ground up and started a TOPs program. She has been coaching for 12 years and she enjoys helping gymnasts to achieve their goals and fulfill their potential in a safe and challenging environment. Anna coaches our pre-team and level 3 teams. She is USAG safety certified.